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hey all,I pulled this from the Facebook Aortic Dissection Awareness Group - interesting read:…Continue

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if ever you feel down, read this to be awestruck and realise that life just ain't that bad after all...i may send the guy a message and…Continue

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interesting article about combination blood pressure medication that may be of interest:High blood pressure combination pill…Continue

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Update...

hey all,just an update for you all on my condition as I haven't been on here in a while.at the beginning of August I had a nosebleed that wouldn't stop. I went to an ENT doctor who packed my nose and was sent home to recover. The nosebleed didn't stop, so I was admitted to my local hospital while they tried to ascertain the cause and stop the bleeding. The cause was my INR which despite being a week in hospital without taking any Marcumar was still reading over 7.0 (apparently the highest they…See More
Nov 30, 2015
Steve Williams left a comment for Richard Deal
"Richard Thanks for the welcome, I was reading your story when I was accepted to the group:-) good to be here. It would be good to be in touch with you, Steve"
Sep 21, 2014
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hey all,I pulled this from the Facebook Aortic Dissection Awareness Group - interesting read:New York Times Articletake care,rSee More
Dec 4, 2013
Frendessa Garris Thompson left a comment for Richard Deal
"HI  Richard, Thanks for the welcome, this is the first time I've opened up  to the public about what happened to me. I often read what's on the site. I am happy to have someone to share with. Fren"
Nov 27, 2013
David William Lang left a comment for Richard Deal
"Thank you for your kind welcome :) David"
Aug 9, 2013
Catherine Withrow left a comment for Richard Deal
"Thanks Richard for the welcome.  I've browsed the site a bit and see that everyone is a wealth of information.  I am coming up on my one year surgery anniversary next month.  I had endovascular repair of descending aortic…"
Aug 20, 2012
Amber Dulyanai left a comment for Richard Deal
"Hi Richard Thank you vary much for your welcome. I'm new at this stuff. The computer I mean. I only have my I phone to play with:) Not sure how to move around yet. I do look forward to chatting with people who know. Thanks again, so much! Amber…"
Jul 22, 2012
Samantha Jane Norman left a comment for Richard Deal
"Hi Richard, Thanks very much for your warm welcome.  I have to admit I have never used a blog or such a site before and so it may take me a while to get properly involved!  My story is at the age of 42 they discovered a type A…"
May 14, 2012
Dawn Gilling left a comment for Richard Deal
"Hi Richard, I had a chronic type B aortic dissection in March 1999.  It was misdiagnosed and was not operated on until a year later in April 2000.  My surgery took 13 hours and I had my aorta repaired with a Dacron graft from my left…"
Mar 8, 2012
Tom Whittaker left a comment for Richard Deal
"Hi Richard! Many Thanks for the kind welcome. I look forward to getting myself situated and familiar with the site and becoming a regular contributor. I'm very pleased to see AD is an active site, not somewhere that was created and then fizzled…"
Dec 19, 2011
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Sharon Masterman left a comment for Richard Deal
"Thanks for your reply. Just preparing to go to the Hospital; wondering what awaits us today.xx"
Aug 21, 2011
Julia Holley left a comment for Richard Deal
"Hi Everyone, so glad to have found you and will post blog with my story.  I have felt really alone with this as I live and was treated in Spain.   Thanks for just being there.  Julia"
Jul 9, 2011
Richard Deal commented on Gary Davis's blog post Sunday 26th September 2010, a lot changed that day.
"blimey! what a great read! another amazing story where lady luck played her cameo role once more... i related to the swabs bit, as the only nurse i was convinced wasn't trying to kill me in intensive care was the one swabbing my lips whenever…"
Jun 21, 2011
Richard Deal replied to Graeme's discussion Risk Factor Identified For Acute Aortic Dissections
"i guess it could have been worse for us then, we could all have been hyperactive schizophrenics! imagine the forums and blogs then... good to have you back! r"
Jun 20, 2011

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Update...

hey all,

just an update for you all on my condition as I haven't been on here in a while.

at the beginning of August I had a nosebleed that wouldn't stop. I went to an ENT doctor who packed my nose and was sent home to recover. The nosebleed didn't stop, so I was admitted to my local hospital while they tried to ascertain the cause and stop the bleeding. The cause was my INR which despite being a week in hospital without taking any Marcumar was still reading over 7.0…

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Posted on November 30, 2015 at 10:24 — 4 Comments

eventful week

aye aye,

at the weekend i was intermittently tachycardic and my resting pulse has been around the 100 mark since then. i went to see my doctor on monday and he took some blood and sent it off for analysis. the results came back today and showed positive for some sort of infection (elevated CRP values - mine was 9.5 mg/l and normally it should be under 5). tomorrow morning i am at the cardiologist in order to rule out a bacterial infection on the heart valve.

i'll keep you all…

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Posted on March 8, 2011 at 21:40 — 6 Comments

Look what I found...

so, i was doing a bit (well, actually i have been putting it off for quite a while so it turned out to be quite a lot) of filing and stumbled upon my first ever cat scan pictures 6 months post-op. unfortunately, i either gave my doctor or the consultant i went to see in the uk the CD with the pictures on, but i will take the paper copies to work tomorrow and scan them in (i can only do A4 at home and these are A3). what i find interesting to see are the mechanical valve, dacron conduit and…

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Posted on January 16, 2011 at 22:11 — 4 Comments

30.05.2010 - readings

BP: 124/71
INR: 2,5
Weight: 95,2 kgs

thankfully the systolic looks like it might be dropping... started intake of fruit daily from 26th. back to x-training 4 x 45 mins.

Posted on May 30, 2010 at 0:30 — 2 Comments

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At 11:41 on September 21, 2014, Steve Williams said…
Richard
Thanks for the welcome, I was reading your story when I was accepted to the group:-) good to be here. It would be good to be in touch with you,
Steve
At 13:48 on November 27, 2013, Frendessa Garris Thompson said…

HI  Richard,

Thanks for the welcome, this is the first time I've opened up  to

the public about what happened to me. I often read what's on the site.

I am happy to have someone to share with.

Fren

At 13:50 on August 9, 2013, David William Lang said…

Thank you for your kind welcome :)

David

At 14:24 on August 20, 2012, Catherine Withrow said…

Thanks Richard for the welcome.  I've browsed the site a bit and see that everyone is a wealth of information.  I am coming up on my one year surgery anniversary next month.  I had endovascular repair of descending aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection.  My condition was accidentally discovered when I  had a minor cardiac surgery for an electrical problem.  I actually experienced the aortic tear three months prior to my surgery but managed to function very well.  Am experiencing a very slow recovery and that prompted my visit to this site.  Hoping to learn from everyone.

c

At 15:12 on July 22, 2012, Amber Dulyanai said…
Hi Richard
Thank you vary much for your welcome. I'm new at this stuff. The computer I mean. I only have my I phone to play with:) Not sure how to move around yet. I do look forward to chatting with people who know. Thanks again, so much!
Amber Dulyanai
At 9:14 on May 14, 2012, Samantha Jane Norman said…

Hi Richard,

Thanks very much for your warm welcome.  I have to admit I have never used a blog or such a site before and so it may take me a while to get properly involved!  My story is at the age of 42 they discovered a type A dissection the entire length of my aorta, and three anuerisms, 9cm at the arch then 6cms and a 4.9cms infra renal one.  Long story as my first surgery had complications, I still have the infra renal one being monitored.  At some point I will posy my full tale.  In the meantime thanks again for your welcome, I am looking forward to being involved with people who can really understand!

Sam

At 12:53 on March 8, 2012, Dawn Gilling said…

Hi Richard,

I had a chronic type B aortic dissection in March 1999.  It was misdiagnosed and was not operated on until a year later in April 2000.  My surgery took 13 hours and I had my aorta repaired with a Dacron graft from my left subclavian artery down to my aortic bifurcation.  Prof Bonser from Queen Elizabeth Hospital carried out the surgery.  It is now 12 years later and the last part of my aorta that was left has dilated and I am waiting for my aortic root to be repaired any day now.  Sorry but I haven't had time to find my way round this site yet but hope to add some more detail soon. Regards

Dawn

At 18:19 on December 19, 2011, Tom Whittaker said…

Hi Richard!

Many Thanks for the kind welcome. I look forward to getting myself situated and familiar with the site and becoming a regular contributor. I'm very pleased to see AD is an active site, not somewhere that was created and then fizzled out due to loss of interest. I'll get working on posting my experience to my blog and perhaps someone might get something from it.

Best Regards,

Tom

At 8:26 on August 21, 2011, Sharon Masterman said…
Thanks for your reply. Just preparing to go to the Hospital; wondering what awaits us today.xx
At 12:26 on July 9, 2011, Julia Holley said…
Hi Everyone, so glad to have found you and will post blog with my story.  I have felt really alone with this as I live and was treated in Spain.   Thanks for just being there.  Julia
 
 
 

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